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Re: Titusville to Jax

I actually bought the boat in Riviera Beach and went outside at Jupiter Inlet for the night but decided to come back in and take the leisurely motor up the ICW. Illness in the family and weather caused me to dock at Ft. Pierce then in Titusville. I'm a new "sailor" and didn't want to try to singlehand on my first trip on a boat I hadn't checked out properly. I have a 15 hp outboard that pushes me at about 4 knots against a North wind but I wasn't in a big hurry. The Hwy 17 bridge is 37 ft clearance on paper and that's right at my height above the water. I've spoken to the marina's and they said they are familiar with my make and model of boat and I should be fine at low tide. Worse case scenario is I de-step the mast before heading under the bridge. I have anchored off the channel at night when not stopping to refill the gas cans.
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